Be The Church – Deny

“BE THE CHURCH – DENY” Luke 9:23-27 Introduction – A very unique Christmas gift (The paradox in the Christian faith) Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves… Aparneomai Frederick Bruner Self-denial is not so much giving up sweets at Lent as it is giving up ourselves as lords; it is a decision to […]

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Be The Church – Believe

“BE THE CHURCH – BELIEVE” Matthew 8:5-13 Introduction – How do you amaze Jesus? The Answer: Great faith is Great faith is Great faith is Great faith is Conclusion – A strange definition of faith – Phil Yancey

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Be The Church – Pray

“BE THE CHURCH – PRAY” Luke 18:1-8 Introduction – The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook The Parable of the Persistent Widow – Worst Case Theology The Judge The Widow The Adversary Lessons Pray Like Your Life Depends On It A How Much More God Conclusion

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Be The Church – Forgive

“BE THE CHURCH – FORGIVE” Matthew 18:21-35 Introduction – A Picture is worth a 1000 words Forgiveness is God’s Way of Healing Your Broken World A Story of Forgiveness The Centrality of Forgiveness A Parable of Shockers Can’t Get Enough Forgiveness is a lovely Idea until You Have Someone to Forgive CS Lewis Our Calculators […]

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The Marvels of Ministry

“THE MARVELS OF MINISTRY” II Cor. 4:1-12 Ministry is a Divine Decision “Therefore since through God’s mercy we have this ministry” vs.1  Ministry is a Humbling Experience                 But we have this treasure in jars of clay…vs. 7  Ministry is Making God Look Good  …to show that this all –surpassing power is from God […]

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A Faithful Father

“A FAITHFUL FATHER” Acts 12:1-19 Introduction – Nothing Gold Can Stay The Suffering Church King Herod The death of James the brother of John If one is good two must be better – the arrest of Peter The delay The church earnestly praying The “Myth of Control” The Church The Father Loves All we have […]

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